Monday, June 5, 2017

THE MEMO: Is Trump a victim of the 'Deep State'?

At The Hill  |

President Trump being undermined by a “deep state” eager to leak damaging information about him?The president’s allies, both within the White House and in friendly media outlets, say yes. Trump himself has complained repeatedly that he is being victimized by underhanded leaks.

To Trump’s critics, the talk of a deep state amounts to a conspiracy theory that has been pushed toward the mainstream from the wildest corners of right-wing media.

In their telling, the leakers have done the nation a vital service shining a light onto previously secret communications between Russia and close Trump associates such as former national security adviser Michael Flynn and senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.   ...

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